Bylaw No. 153-96
|3 Signs to be posted|
|4 Sign specification|
|5 Offence and penalties|
|6 Repeals bylaw|
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 692 of the Municipal Act, Council may, by Bylaw, subject to the Health Act, regulate persons, their premises, and their activities to further the care, protection, promotion, and preservation of the health of the inhabitants of the City;
AND WHEREAS Council recognizes the dangers of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects;
AND WHEREAS education and information have proven to be efficient ways to reduce the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome;
AND WHEREAS Council wishes to place suitable warning signs where alcohol is consumed or sold;
NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the City of Abbotsford, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
2 In this Bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Licenced Establishment" means any establishment licenced under the provisions of the Liquor Control and Licencing Act, and includes restaurants;
"Proprietor" means the person who ultimately controls, governs, or directs the activities carried on within the kinds of premises referred to in this Bylaw, and includes the person actually in charge thereof.
3 Proprietors shall ensure that:
(1) for every licenced establishment which is permitted to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption, there shall be at least one Fetal Alcohol Syndrome warning sign, located so it is clearly visible from all locations where the sale or dispensing of alcoholic beverages takes place; and
(2) for every licenced establishment which permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises, there shall be one Fetal Alcohol Syndrome warning sign conspicuously displayed in each public washroom located within the premises.
4 Signs warning of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome shall meet the following minimum requirements:
"We care about you and your children...
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
is completely avoidable."
5 [Repealed, B/L 3063-2020.]
Every person who contravenes this bylaw commits an offence and is subject to enforcement and penalties in accordance with the Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw.
6 District of Matsqui Bylaw No. 3816, cited as "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Warning Sign Bylaw, 1994", is hereby repealed.